Patronomatology: From an essay on the philosophy of surnames, read before the Connecticut State Lyceum, Nov. 13, 1839. Charles William Bradley.

Patronomatology: From an essay on the philosophy of surnames, read before the Connecticut State Lyceum, Nov. 13, 1839.

Baltimore: n. p., 1842. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, 9.75 x 6 inches, stitched, 16 pages, untrimmed. Some chipping and closed tears, some foxing and occasional stains and toning; in good condition. Item #20505

A presentation copy, inscribed in ink at the head of the title, “George H. Collins, Esq. with the Author’s respects.” A detailed and scholarly examination of some of the linguistic rules governing the evolution of surnames, as well as a survey of the development of the discipline, from the eventual American diplomat to China, Charles William Bradley (1809-1865). With the slug for the printer R. Neilson on the verso of the title page.

Price: $250.00

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